Site description (2000 baseline)
Lowlands by Héradsflói bay, 40 km north of the town of Egilsstadir, including Héradssandur, Hjaltastadathinghá and the northern part of Hróarstunga. There are riparian marshes with streams, lakes and freshwater pools, and extensive mires dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum).
The area supports a rich variety of breeding waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Utherad. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/utherad-iba-iceland on 02/12/2023.